Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital in Lodi said good-bye to Meneloas “Mike” Mamoulelis, who retired after 25 years as the hospital’s rehabilitation director.
“Mike is a dedicated and compassionate professional,” hospital administrator Beverly Mannon said in a news release. “We, at Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital, wish to thank him for his years of service and dedication to excellence.”
As an active member of his church, he and his family have donated many hours to helping the less fortunate in remote areas around the world.
Mamoulelis graduated from Loma Linda University in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science in physical therapy. Six months after his graduation, he married his sweetheart, Niki.
After graduation, he accepted a position as chief physical therapist in a 100-bed acute-care hospital in Hannibal, Mo. Although he only planned on staying a year, he found the work rewarding. He remained in that position for 16 years.
By then, Mamoulelis and his family were homesick for California. He became chief physical therapist at Vacaville Medical Facility and Napa State Hospital. He also worked part-time at Fairmont Rehabilitation Hospital.
In 1990, when Mannon discovered that he was interested in a full-time position, she offered him the position of rehabilitation director. As director, Mamoulelis assumed the responsibly of directing rehabilitation services for physical, occupational and speech therapy.